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  • Multiple Cars Catch Fire in Mickey and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland; Lot Evacuated

    02/13/2017 9:09:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07:05PM, February 13, 2017 | Erika Martin
    Initial damage was estimated to be around $180,000, authorities said Seven people were treated for signs of excessive smoke inhalation and four were transported to a nearby hospital, firefighters said. The lot was evacuated, with park-goers being unable to return to their vehicles until just before 7 p.m. Videos from the scene show thick black smoke billowing from the structure. It was not immediately clear what led to the fire, but authorities did not suspect foul play.
  • Disney increasing park ticket prices, spokeswoman says

    02/12/2017 5:34:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    News 6 Orlando ^ | February 11, 2017 | Staff
    Walt Disney World is increasing single-day tickets at certain times of the year and setting expiration dates on tickets in hopes of preventing overcrowding during its parks' busiest times. Company officials said Saturday that single-day ticket prices are either staying the same, or are increasing no more than $5 under the new price structure for its Florida theme parks.
  • Glamour: 'Disney Princesses Show Terrifying Reality' of Trump's America

    02/10/2017 3:44:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/10/17 | Kristine Marsh
    The media wants you to believe that even fictional characters are suffering at the hands of the evil GOP. Thanks to feminist outlets like Glamour, Teen Vogue and Allure, an artist and writer team’s Instagram posts have gone viral, for depicting Disney princesses as “real life” women “combatting the GOP’s War on Women.” What does this even mean, exactly? Well, illustrator Maritza Lugo and writer Danielle Sepulveres call the artwork series, “Disney Princess goes to the gyno,”and it’s pretty self-explanatory from there. Beloved children’s characters like Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Jasmine from Aladdin are stopped by angry...
  • ESPN Profit Plummets As Network Turns Left

    02/10/2017 5:45:26 AM PST · by relictele · 36 replies
    Outkick The Coverage ^ | 08 Feb 2017 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday afternoon Disney announced its quarterly earnings and something I've been predicting for several years now was at the forefront of most of those stories -- ESPN's income declined 11% compared to last year. The drag on earnings and revenue from ESPN led to a quarterly miss of estimates for ESPN's parent company, Disney. Fortunately for Disney the company has made smart strategic moves in other arenas -- buying Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel among others -- that have helped to defray the coming collapse of ESPN. So while Disney may not suffer terrible consequences thanks to the success of...
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger Refuses to Attend Business Executive Forum at White House

    02/03/2017 7:57:14 AM PST · by Rockitz · 87 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Disney CEO Bob Iger, one of the few entertainment industry executives asked to attend President Donald Trump’s policy forum at the White House this week, has refused the invitation. In December, President Trump described the policy forum being held at the White House as a meeting of “CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth.” The event was organised by Blackstone chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman and Bob Iger was considered one of the more high profile attendees but a source has told The Hollywood Reporter that Iger will not be there. Many...
  • Johnny Depp $30,000/month wine-$2 million/month lifestyle to blame for his money woes (Tr.)

    02/01/2017 5:17:43 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-31-2017 | Staff
    In addition to owning multiple homes and a luxury yacht, he spends $30,000 a month on wine, travels by private jet and maintains 12 storage facilities housing his fine art and memorabilia collections. That's according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by his former managers who are asking a judge to rule that the actor has no-one but himself to blame for his financial troubles. 'Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford,' attorney Michael Kump wrote in the cross-complaint. 'Depp, and Depp alone,...
  • Disney Fans Petition for a Silent Donald Trump figure in Hall of Presidents attraction

    01/31/2017 7:13:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    It’s not unusual for Disney fans to protest when a change comes to Disney Parks, but typically the subject for protest is an attraction closing or a character’s costume change–things that could be considered #DisneyWorldProblems. However, five days ago a petition was created expressing a sentiment seen in protests outside Main Street, U.S.A. Just this past week, Matthew Rogers of Brooklyn, NY began a petition on change.org that asks The Walt Disney Company to make the Donald Trump figure, destined for the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents, a silent one. The request is unusual because it is customary for the...
  • ESPN/Disney Offers Their Social Media Sites as Platform for Leftist Activists at Women’s March

    01/22/2017 5:53:17 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-21-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    ESPNW, the site which focuses on women’s sports, has apparently also decided to start focusing on women’s political activism. ESPNW chose Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day to tweet out a call for people participating in Saturday’s Women’s March to share their stories with the “sports” network:The organizers of the Women’s March are radical leftists who have billed the march as an effort to support every leftist initiative under the sun. Here’s how Women’s March co-chair Carmen Perez describes the purpose of the march, “We are coming here so that we could show this new administration that we’re not going anywhere, right?...
  • Disney negotiating with Carrie Fisher's estate to bring back Leia

    01/13/2017 9:18:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 January 2017 • 9:24am | Alice Vincent,
    Kirsty Wark said on the BBC show[Newsnight]: "With what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing, who, last month, 15 years after his death, played a key role in Rogue One as Grand Moff Tarkin." There was no more detail on what exactly Disney is negotiating with the estate: the studio may want to continue using Fisher's likeness on merchandise, or, as with Cushing, want to bring Leia back for Star Wars: Espiode IX, which is...
  • Tower of Terror is now closed forever at Disneyland, and people have a lot of feelings about it

    01/04/2017 9:02:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hello Giggles ^ | January 3, 2017 | Rachel Paige
    Yesterday, Disneyland lost an icon: Tower of Terror closed, forever, at California Adventure. This should come as a surprise to no one, because we’ve known about this for quite a few months. At Comic-Con this past year, it was announced that bellhops are out, Star-Lord is in, and the thrill ride will undergo a complete Guardians of the Galaxy makeover. While the up and down mechanics of the ride will stay exactly the same, the theming around the ride will change. No more Twilight Zone. Way more Rocket Raccoon.
  • ESPN posts second-worst 'Monday Night Football' season

    12/29/2016 9:56:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tim Baysinger
    If not for this past Monday night's highly watched NFL game, The Walt Disney Co's ESPN network would have had its smallest audience for "Monday Night Football" in 2016 since the 2006 season. [Snip] This year marks the third consecutive year that ESPN's "Monday Night Football" audience has declined, and the fifth decline in the past six years. The NFL ratings downturn was most notable in primetime. ESPN was among the hardest hit, with viewership falling nearly 12 percent from last season, according to the Nielsen data.
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • 'Rogue One’ Makes White Guys the Enemy of the Future

    12/21/2016 1:49:54 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    Acculturated ^ | 12/14/2016
    Wait a minute, after thirty-nine years, it turns out that Star Wars is about race? Sort of. You may not notice at first (I didn’t, until the second half of the movie), but in Rogue One there isn’t a single non-Hispanic white male among the large cast of heroes. The rebel band seeking to steal the plans for the Death Star from the Empire is led by a white woman (Felicity Jones), a Latino man (Diego Luna) and three ethnic Asians (Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang), with advice from a black man (Forest Whitaker) and a droid (voice of...
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • Former Disney IT Workers Claim Discrimination In Lawsuit

    12/15/2016 6:37:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12/15/16
    A group of information technology workers laid off by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claims they were victims of discrimination. The say they were forced to train their replacements from India before they were fired. On Monday, the 30 former IT workers filed a suit against the company in an Orlando federal court. They’re seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit contends that 250 IT workers in Florida were told they would need to train their replacements before they were fired at the end of 2014. Each replacement worker was of Indian origin, and was either brought from overseas or working outside...
  • Star Wars isn’t political, says Disney chief responding to boycott by Trump supporters. He’s wrong.

    12/13/2016 6:59:58 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    At the Saturday premiere of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger offered a curious reading of the upcoming movie. This entry to the behemoth science fiction franchise was not political, he said. At all. “Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film,” Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. “There are no political statements in it, at all.” He added that he was “very proud” of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was “not a political statement, at...
  • Box Office: 'Moana' Sails for $85M-Plus Bow; Warren Beatty's 'Rules Don't Apply' Bombs

    11/25/2016 8:30:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 23, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    'Moana' won't have any trouble beating 'Fantastic Beasts,' while returns for 'Allied,' starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and Billy Bob Thornton's 'Bad Santa 2' are mixed so far. Disney's homegrown animated family film Moana continued to dominate at the Thanksgiving box office, grossing $10 million for a five-day holiday debut of $85 million $91 million, according to early estimates.
  • ESPN Losses Hurts Disney Income, Network Continues Decline (new rules against liberal rants)

    11/23/2016 2:20:16 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/23/16 | by DYLAN GWINN
    SPN’s well-publicized hemorrhaging of subscribers peaked in recent months, greatly hindering the Bristol-based giant’s all-important ability to purchase sports rights. Now, subscriber loss reached such a level that ESPN has become a financial drain on its parent-company Disney. Other Disney TV properties have also taken hits, but ESPN’s subscription face-plant, highlighted by the earth-shattering loss of 621,000 subscribers in October, has Disney most concerned, considering that ESPN accounts for a huge portion Disney’s operating income. By some estimates, ESPN accounts for as much as 30% of Disney’s operating income, and the sports powerhouse has shed 10 million subscribers in the...
  • MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY – November 18

    11/18/2016 6:39:29 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    On November 18, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. It was back in 1927 while under contract to Universal Studios that Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny that later became Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse came to be under the roller coaster events of Oswald’s success and Universal’s disappointing contract negotiations. Disney Bros. Studio took their leave of both the studio and Oswald and set to work creating a character who would go on to lead the company into the future. From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse...
  • Disney stock plunges after ESPN plays key role in earnings miss

    11/10/2016 2:50:01 PM PST · by John W · 16 replies
    awfulannouncing.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Andrew Bucholtz
    It seems we’re regularly seeing Disney earnings come in below expectations, ESPN blamed for the miss, and Disney stock dropping as a result. That’s what happened in May (where Disney missed targets for the first time since March 2011), and that’s what happened Thursday when Disney posted fourth-quarter earnings of $1.10 per share (down eight per cent from the previous year) on revenue of $13.14 billion (down 3 per cent from the previous year), below the consensus estimates of $1.16 a share on $13.52 billion in revenue. That caused Disney stock to drop three per cent in after-hours trading, and...
  • Make American Culture Great Again

    11/05/2016 11:59:27 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    self | self
    People, by now, might have heard about the controversy with Disney's new movie, Moana. Its somehow "racist," even tho it has a non-white lead. In fact, Disney's made many movies with non-white leads. But of course, with liberals, they'll whine first that non-whites, or "people of color" were invisible, but then they didn't like when they were visible. In fact, whether its Little Mermaid's "Under the Sea" or the hyenas in Lion King, or the Squaw lead in Elizabeth Warren, I mean Pocahantas, they not only whine, but make it into academic practice with university classes http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/CourseDetail.aspx?SubjectCode=WGSS&CourseNumber=325 . Disney initially...
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • Disney Halloween Mashup (Great Acapella Halloween Song! (Video)

    10/31/2016 9:05:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-28-2016 | Voctave
    Acapella Disney Halloween song. Booooooooo
  • Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

    10/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 23 replies
    Star Wars.com ^ | 10-21-2016 | Disney
    Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth...
  • Teaser Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    10/07/2016 1:19:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-02-2016 | Disney Movie Trailers
    Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and...
  • 5 Things Disney Doesn't Want You to Know Right Now

    10/03/2016 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/1/2016 | Megan Fox
    Thinking of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World for the next year? Maybe you should think again. Here are a few things that Disney doesn’t want you to know about what they are up to in Orlando.
  • Entire State of Louisiana Loses Its Collective Mind Over ‘Healthy’ Gumbo Recipe

    09/24/2016 6:38:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 141 replies
    grubstreet ^ | 09/14/2016 | Chris Crowley
    <p>Sensing an opportunity to show that they can be just as angry about their classic dishes as Italians, Louisianians experienced a collective meltdown after a recipe video for “healthy” gumbo went viral. Posted by a Disney internet account, the offending video was perhaps meant to corrupt innocent youth as it attributed the recipe to Princess Tiana of the popular New Orleans–set The Princess and the Frog — giving it a veneer of legitimacy.</p>
  • The Media’s Female African Chess ‘Prodigy’ Is Actually Nothing Of The Sort (New Disney Movie)

    09/23/2016 7:33:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 59 replies
    Dailt Caller ^ | 9-22-2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Her actual performance in the chess world shows these to be puff pieces with very little attention paid to empirical fact. Mutesi has no doubt achieved something as a young Ugandan girl living in poverty, to capture the attention of the world, but that something she accomplished is not being good at chess. She achieved her highest chess rating in 2012, a 1686, as listed by FIDE. As of September 2016, her rating has dropped to 1622. FIDE lists that from the 40th Olympiad in 2012, to April 2016, she played a grand total of 39 matches and never scored...
  • Why People Say This Disney Costume is Cultural Appropriation [writer is an idiot]

    09/20/2016 7:11:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
    <p>You may have heard that there’s a new Disney princess coming and her name is Moana and basically everybody thinks she’s going to be totally awesome — and that Disney was getting early props for bringing some diversity to the princess landscape with its first Polynesian royal daughter.</p>
  • Controversial Moments Hidden In Disney Movies

    09/07/2016 11:24:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | Looper
    When you think of Disney movies, you think of safe, wholesome fun for the entire family. But based on this list, maybe instead you should think about sad orphans and the literal embodiment of death appearing in a man's eyes shortly before he meets his grisly demise. Here are some of the most controversial moments hidden in Disney movies...
  • Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

    08/01/2016 8:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    fox ^ | 08/01/2016
    he technology could provide an alternative to “rather invasive methods” for acquiring guest information, such as retinal and fingerprint identification, according to the patent filing. “These methods are obtrusive and some guests may not feel comfortable providing this type of biometric information to a third party,” it added, noting that accessories such as hats and sunglasses could also limit the effectiveness of the technologies. The technology could be used at amusement parks, theme parks, sporting events and other entertainment venues, according to Disney. The entertainment company has no immediate plans to use the system, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which...
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney resort will not sue

    07/20/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 20 July 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    The parents of the Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World will not sue the company for his death, they announced Wednesday. Matt and Melissa Graves, whose 2-year-old Lane was dragged to his death at the Orlando resort, said they will “solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney.”
  • Family: No lawsuit over Disney World gator attack

    07/20/2016 8:44:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    "Melissa and I are broken. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane. As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world. We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation. It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts. In addition to the foundation, we will solely...
  • Urinating in the streets, vandalised light sockets and pushy crowds: [tr] [Shanghai Disneyland]

    07/18/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2016 | Carolina McGuire
    According to Disney, their theme parks are 'where dreams come true,' but according to recent video footage of one man's visit to the new Shanghai Disneyland, a lot of nightmare manners also surface. In the new YouTube clip, an American-Chinese man called Disney Dwayne takes a tour of the new theme park and points out all of the aspects that he was shocked by during his two-day visit. They included a woman helping a young boy to urinate in a public place, an electrical socket ripped from a wall and children freely playing in an off-limits display area.
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Disney Firefighters Were Asked to Stop Feeding Gators Before Deadly Attack

    07/15/2016 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Rio · 8 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | July 14, 2016 | Caroline Picard
    Two months before an alligator killed a toddler at Walt Disney World, local firefighters were illegally feeding the predators, according to new evidence obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Officials warned the employees about the dangerous consequences in a series of newly-released emails.Firefighters of Reed Creek Emergency Services, which protects the theme parks, reportedly gave food to two gators living less than a mile away from where 2-year-old Lane Graves died. The illegal feedings caused station employees to worry about their safety because it causes the animals to lose their natural fear of humans. Most Popular In the first email, Reedy...
  • Disney firefighters were warned to stop feeding alligators

    07/14/2016 6:47:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07/14/2016 | Sandra Pedicini
    The admonitions were in emails from employees at Reedy Creek Emergency Services. Reedy Creek is the Disney-controlled taxing district that provides government services to the theme parks and surrounding areas. The emails were obtained through a public-records request made after an alligator snatched 2-year-old Lane Graves from the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon on June 14 and drowned him while he was on vacation with family from Nebraska. The attack took place at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. After that, many tourists came forward with their own stories of alligator sightings at Disney. One employee at the resort said...
  • Man Accused of Groping 6 People at Disney Water Park

    07/06/2016 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | the AP
    A man has been accused of groping six people, including teenagers, at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida. According to news reports, one of the victims told Orange County Sheriff's deputies she and 27-year-old Aman Bhatia were in the wave pool Sunday. She says that as waves crashed over her, she felt Bhatia's hands all over her body. Another victim says she was in the wave pool when Bhatia grabbed her waist from behind. She was able to break loose from his grasp, but he grabbed her again. Four others reported similar incidents to authorities.
  • Retiring Disneyland photographer shares some of his favorite images

    07/05/2016 7:18:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 5, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Capturing the magic of Disneyland in photos is something Paul Hiffmeyer has been doing for more than 10 years. But on July 5, he will hang up his Mickey Mouse ears as chief photographer at the Disneyland Resort and retire at age 70.
  • Five Great Movies That Celebrate American Patriots

    07/05/2016 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | John Hanlon
    On the 4th of July, it’s always important to recognize the strength and resolve of the American spirit. At times, it may seem that Hollywood takes that idea for granted but despite that, filmmakers continue to create great patriotic features that remind us about what being an American is all about. With that in mind, here’s a list of five movies — all from the past dozen years—that do a great job in capturing and celebrating American patriots. Miracle (2004): Aside from the 4th of the July, there aren’t that many major events when thousands of people rally around our country and...
  • After gator attack, Disney makes changes in real life and fiction

    06/30/2016 8:55:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    Walt Disney World is making some changes in the wake of an alligator attack that killed a 2-year old boy at one of the company's resorts, reports CBS Miami. According to the Sun-Sentinel, "No fishing" signs have been added to areas including Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Fort Wilderness campground and Old Key West Resort. Beaches are now staffed by employees and are closed at night except during fireworks shows.
  • Critics Are Calling Out Disney for Fat-Shaming Polynesians With ‘Moana’ Character

    06/29/2016 9:25:30 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29 | Jenna Birch
    Salesa calls Maui’s depiction “obese,” and thinks children might get the wrong message about their bodies. “The environment our kids grow up in and what they are exposed to have a role to play. Disney movies are very influential on our children. It is great that Moana is the lead. However, it is disappointing that Maui, one of our beloved historical ancestors from hundreds of years ago, who was a very strong man [and] a skilled navigator, is depicted to be so overweight in this kids’ movie.”
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • (Florida State) Prosecutor Ken Lewis suspended over offensive Orlando Facebook posts

    06/18/2016 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    UCF Knight News ^ | June 18, 2016 | Kyle Swenson
    Following the Pulse Night Club shooting, an Assistant Florida state Attorney has been suspended for posting ill about Orlando on Facebook. According to a press release from the Office of the Orange Osceola State Attorney, Kenneth Lewis wrote this disparaging message just hours after the massacre: Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If...
  • Toddler’s body recovered after alligator attack near Disney World hotel: source

    06/15/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 183 replies
    Wgn news ^ | 6/15/16 | CNN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Wednesday.
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Transgender Stingray in Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’

    06/15/2016 6:32:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Finding Dory features a transgender stingray who transitions to become “Sting-Rhonda,” the film’s star Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an interview.
  • Deputies say alligator dragged child into lake at Disney World

    06/14/2016 9:01:10 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 21 replies
    Officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a young child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney World, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
  • Reports: Toddler dragged by gator into water near Disney's Grand Floridian

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  • Why Hasn't ESPN Disciplined Jemele Hill For Political Tweet About The Orlando Shootings?

    06/14/2016 12:30:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/13/2016 | Alex Reimer
    Earlier this year, ESPN sent a memo to its employees that tells them to refrain from making political statements. But it seems as if the policy has a double standard. Jemele Hill, a co-host on ESPN2′s His & Hers, tweeted Sunday that it’s wrong for Americans to condemn homophobia in Islamic cultures, given the discrimination that gay people have faced in the United States. The tweet was a response to the reaction following the Orlando shootings, where a gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people and wounding 53 more inside of a popular gay nightclub early Sunday morning.
  • Orlando Nightclub Gunman Scouted Walt Disney World as Potential Target: Source

    06/13/2016 11:13:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    People ^ | June 13, 2016 | Stephanie Petit
    he gunman behind the Orlando nightclub shootings, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, recently scouted Walt Disney World as a potential target, a federal law enforcement source tells PEOPLE. Omar Mateen and his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, visited Walt Disney World in April, the source says. Salman told federal authorities on Sunday that her husband had more recently been "scouting Downtown Disney and Pulse [nightclub] for attacks."